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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

October 13, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin voters will decide this fall if lawmakers should close the state’s so-called “dark store” loophole. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 22 Wisconsin counties, cities and villages will consider an advisory referendum that would end the policy. The loophole lets companies assess property taxes using the value of an empty store instead of an operational store. SENT: 260 words.


MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin brewing company official says a project with the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to create the first wild lager brewed in North America. Wisconsin Brewing Co. President Carl Nolen tells The Wisconsin State Journal the project with the university uses a Wisconsin yeast strain never used before in commercial beer production. The weeks-long brewing process began Oct. 11. SENT: 270 words.


CHIPPEWAY FALLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin orchard is celebrating its 160th anniversary. This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Connell Family Orchard in Chippewa Falls. The orchard offers 30 varieties of apples and apple flavored treats such as pies, cookies, dumplings, turnovers, doughnuts and more. Connell’s also offers wagon rides and Halloween themed attractions. By Parker Reed, Chippewa Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 626 words. Photos requested.


FOND DU LAC, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman has received a kidney from a man she met in a coffee shop 17 years ago. When Nicole Braatz met Paul Osterholm in 2001, she had no idea that more than 15 years later, he would be saving her life through a kidney donation. Not wanting to wait years for a deceased donor, the Braatz family took to social media to get the word out, writing a letter about her story and posting it on Facebook. One of those who saw the post was Osterholm’s wife who went to school with Braatz’ sisters. By Sarah Razner, Fond du Lac Reporter. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1755 words, photos.





MILWAUKEE — Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers try to even the NL Championship Series when they face Wade Miley and the surging Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee earned its 12th straight win when it held on for a 6-5 victory in Game 1 on Friday night. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:09 p.m. CT.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 12 Michigan hosts No. 15 Wisconsin, seeking its first win over a ranked team in two years and to end the Badgers’ 17-game Big Ten winning streak. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:30 p.m. CT.


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